Federation of Jewish Communities cooperates on social and health care professional system of Jewish communities in the country.

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic is the coordinating body of the Claims Conference grants / http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/). As an umbrella organization, it is responsible for social grants covering the care of Holocaust survivors provided by three home care agencies (EZRA in Prague, JAS in Brno and TIKVAH in Ostrava) and responsible workers of Jewish communities in the Czech Republic (Jewish Community of Prague, Jewish Community of Karlovy Vary, Jewish Community of Decin, Jewish Community of Liberec, Jewish Community of Teplice, Jewish Community of Pilsen, Jewish Community of Olomouc). The Federation guarantees that all funds are spent effectively and in accordance with the Claims Conference criteria.

There are different kinds of services provided by each community (professional social consulting, personal assistance and medical services, home care, social activations etc.), but the main purpose and objective is the same for all of them – we are here for our clients, trying to mitigate the injustices of the past and trying to increase the quality of their life in senior age.

The most important part of the services provided to our clients and the biggest part of our budget is housekeeping and personal/nursing care providing at their homes. Both services are provided by experienced and educated agencies/community workers and care-givers or by the external companies in accordance with the Standards of Social Services of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs respecting the standards and specifics of the care of our clients.

From the grants we also cover/reimburse medicine and dental and medical care that is not paid by health insurance or is only partly covered with some limitations.

We also assist the clients with a prevention of their social exclusion, as well as organizing various social activities and events.

Through the Foundation for Holocaust Victims (http://www.fondholocaust.cz/en) supports projects focusing on professional social, health and psychological care for Shoa survivors and aims to increase the quality of life of Shoa survivors in their senior age. FJC closely cooperates with the social workers in the Jewish Communities in the country and takes part of the educational projects and professional trainings for the employees of social care centers of the communities organized by FHV.

The Program receives financing from the Claims Conference (The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) and also for the Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims at the direction of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In Re: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks).

Social services for Jewish Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

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